Quilting - Really, actually, quilting. Those of you in Karen's UFO group will understand that comment…LOL! Blocks have been cut, borders sewn on, and current-year students are writing their thoughts for the class quilt. Then I will be using the quilt-as-you-go technique over Memorial Day weekend to put it together. I've also been working on my clamshell quilt and have basted another section so it's ready to be sewn together, then added to the quilt-in-progress (QIP). That's my favorite QIP to work on.
Animal update: Gerbils - I decided that I didn't need them anymore, changing next year's curriculum. So adopted all the gerbils out to fellow teachers. Well, almost all - I did have to keep one as my personal pet here at home. His name is Mr. Lucky and the cats love to watch him. I think he teases them by sitting real close to the side of clear plastic and all they can do is paw at him. Guinea pigs had 3 more babies Friday night. They are all going too - babies, Claire, and Mark. I'm not keeping any guinea pigs - period. Rat - I did rescue one rat - he's a sweetie, so he's a keeper - Christopher Columbus. Haven't told the kids yet that I think he's really a she. :-D Rosy bourke parakeet - Baby isn't depressed anymore and makes lots of quiet beeping noises at me in the bathroom, but I think she'll be happier when I find her some companions of her own species.
School - YAY, it's countdown time! Our final dog wash is next Saturday, then we're going to lunch at Red Robin, paid for with their ASB funds. Then, I have a few key dates since I have juniors & seniors from several different school districts. Most seniors are done in classroom May 27th when our school has a Spring Social and awards ceremony. Then graduations are the next weekend, June 3rd & 4th. Then only 4-1/2 more days with juniors, but most of them will be taking finals. Seniors are threatening to come hang out after graduation - "NO, go away, you're done!" And by this time in 4 weeks, I'll be ….quilting? HALLELUJAH!!!!!! (Oops, did that sound too joyful? Really, I like teaching, but the end of the school year is tough on everyone….LOL)